The West African country of Mauritania is now free of coronavirus
London, April 22, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is now coronavirus-free, after the last active case (a student from France who had discovered her infection after weeks of quarantine) recovered
Mauritania has also recorded no new cases of coronavirus, two days after the last patient tested negative.
A few days ago, 3 other people had recovered, including an elderly man from France and his wife, in addition to another citizen who had returned from Senegal.
The first case in the country was recorded on March 13-an Australian citizen travelling from abroad.
The west African country has in the last two days been conducting tests but none had turned out positive.
It had seven confirmed cases of the virus but six patients recovered and one died. The ministry said all the six recovered patients will remain in isolation for 14 days to rule out any chances of infection.
On Saturday, the ministry of health “praised God” for what it termed as the absence of the virus in the country.
Mauritania confirmed its first case of coronavirus on 13 March.
A week later the country imposed a night curfew and banned international flights